O livro de Moriarty

Editora Schwarcz - Companhia das Letras

Cinco contos e um romance que reúnem todas as histórias do maior rival de Sherlock Holmes. O Napoleão do crime. É assim que Arthur Conan Doyle define o professor James Moriarty, arquirrival de Sherlock Holmes e um dos grandes vilões da literatura universal. Não há crime em Londres, do mais banal dos roubos ao mais terrível dos assassinatos, que não tenha sua mão. Na obra de Doyle, Moriarty aparece como uma sombra: raramente o protagonista de uma história, sempre atrás das cortinas, em breves menções e alusões. Este volume reúne todas as histórias de Sherlock Holmes em que o professor dá as caras. São cinco contos e um romance que mostram a construção deste que acabaria se tornando um modelo de vilão e o personagem mais emblemático de Doyle depois do seu rival Sherlock Holmes e de John Watson.
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Arthur Conan Doyle nasceu em Edimburgo, Escócia, em 1859. Formou-se médico na Universidade de Edimburgo, onde um de seus professores, dr. Joseph Bell, inspirou seu mais famoso personagem, Sherlock Homes, por sua incrível capacidade dedutiva. Sua primeira história foi publicada em 1879 sob pseudônimo e se chamava O mistério de Sassassa Valley. Doyle acabou abandonando a carreira de médico e se tornou um famoso escritor, sobretudo pelas suas histórias de detetive. O escritor recebeu o título de Nobreza do Império Britânico em 1902. Faleceu em 1930.
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Editora Schwarcz - Companhia das Letras
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Feb 2, 2017
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Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!

Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.”

Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
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